All posts by Chris Finkle

Forum for Faculty on Library’s Dean Search

University Faculty are invited to participate in an open forum in the search for the next Dean of the duPont-Ball Library and Learning Technologies as we gather feedback that will inform the creation of the position profile.  The forum will take place on Zoom from 4:15-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7. Please note that only Faculty members will be allowed in.

Meeting ID: 896 6610 0222

Dial-in: 929-436-2866

Sign up for an Innovation Lab Workshop Cultural Credit Event!

Four times throughout the semester you have the opportunity to tour the Innovation Lab and learn how to use the technology available for your academic and personal projects!

Attendees will get a quick introduction to all the equipment in the lab and see examples of projects completed using the sewing machine, shop equipment, 3D printers, 3D scanning equipment, and so on. Information about how to get in-depth, one-on-one help in the Innovation Lab will be included.

The workshop lasts approximately 40 minutes and will be held at the following dates and times:

  • Thursday 9/7 at 4 PM
  • Wednesday 9/27 at 6 PM
  • Tuesday 10/17 at 10 AM
  • Monday 11/13 at 6 PM

Limit 8 people per event – Sign up HERE. Cultural Credit available and a free pre-made 3D print will be handed out.

Do These Announcements Look Strange On Your Computer? Press Ctrl + F5!

A recent WordPress update made it necessary for us to reformulate the Announcements widget. If you’ve visited the Library website before, your browser may have cached some old CSS that makes the blurbs extremely tall.

Fortunately, this issue is easy to correct. While on the front page, pressing Ctrl + F5 on your keyboard to perform a hard refresh will update to the new CSS and permanently fix the issue. Your other cookies and cache info will not be affected.

UPDATED: The Library Will Be Closed 11/11/22 and reopen normal hours on Saturday

UPDATED: On the morning of Friday, 11/11/22, the library remains without power due to the effects of Hurricane Nicole. Since Duke Energy does not expect to restore power until late in the day, the building will remain closed throughout 11/11 and will not reopen its doors until Saturday, 11/12, at the normal time of 10 AM. Online services including Ask a Librarian are still available.

Celebrate Faculty Authors and Tenures/Promotions!

Every year, Stetson faculty who gain tenure and/or are promoted to Associate Professor are invited to add one book of special meaning to them to the duPont-Ball Library collection. Those books, as well as books written or contributed to by members of Stetson’s faculty in the past year, are currently on display on the main floor of the library.

Stop by and check them out, or visit the 2022 Fall Faculty Celebration page to read all about them!

Fall Innovation Lab Workshops – Cultural Credit Available!

Sign up for one of our Innovation Lab Workshops, where you can learn about how all the exciting tech in the Innovation Lab applies to your life and studies! Learn about 3D printing, 3D scanning, VR, and much more – plus, you can get Cultural Credit!

Spots are limited, so be sure to sign up early via LibCal. Click here to sign up!

Workshops will be held at the following dates at times. They last approximately 40 minutes.

  • Thu 8 September at 10:00 AM
  • Wed 21 September at 7:00 PM
  • Mon 3 October at 2:00 PM
  • Thu 20 October at 7:00 PM
  • Fri 4 November at 10:00 AM
  • Tue 15 November at 7:00 PM
  • Wed 30 November at 2:00 PM

Celebration of Promoted & Tenured Faculty, and Faculty Authors

Every promoted or tenured faculty member at Stetson is given the opportunity to add a book to the duPont-Ball library’s permanent collection. They can be books that inspired them as undergrads, that informed their teaching style, that got them into their fields in the first place, or that they simply enjoyed a lot in the past year. On this page, you can see all of the faculty honorees, the books they chose, and their explanations for what makes each book meaningful to them. In addition, we have listed all the Faculty who authored books over the past year, with links to their work. Congratulations to the honorees of 2022!